This hot taco dip is sure to please everyone, kids included. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Spread cream cheese in an even layer in the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking dish.

  • Cook and stir beef in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Add water and taco seasoning mix; stir. Simmer until most of the liquid evaporates, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Spread meat mixture over the cream cheese in the baking dish. Pour salsa over meat mixture. Top with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake taco dip in preheated oven until bubbling and cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 18.9g 38% DV; carbohydrates 6.5g 2% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 90.2mg 30% DV; sodium 799.5mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
I made this recipe but added a can of NACHO CHEESE and whipped the nacho cheese together with my cream cheese. A real winner at my party. I browned the ground beef and added the salsa in with the beef mixture. I topped it off with shredded cheddar jack and baked as directed!!! A real winning dip for any occasion. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2014
This was just OK for us. Nothing terrible but nothing to write home about either. It is a quick and easy recipe but I didn't like the distinct layers - the cheese on the top was hard to 'dip'. All mixed up was much easier to eat although it didn't look great. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2013
I make a complete meal from this recipe just add lettuce uncooked tomatoes,raw onion(green or reg.)one ww tortilla(heated in the microwave).I don't make dips because they ruin our appetite for dinner but this makes a complete meal easily.I also use weight watchers cream cheese because it comes in little individual containers and I can use less.Don't forget the sliced avocado for the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
I made this recipe but added a can of NACHO CHEESE and whipped the nacho cheese together with my cream cheese. A real winner at my party. I browned the ground beef and added the salsa in with the beef mixture. I topped it off with shredded cheddar jack and baked as directed!!! A real winning dip for any occasion. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2014
I made this for appetizers on Christmas day. It was DEVOURED! I made just like it said, using the recipe for "Taco Seasoning I" here on the site. I also did as one other reviewer suggested and added a can of nacho cheese soup to the cream cheese mixture. I blended that together with a hand mixer. After it came out of the oven I sprinkled shredded lettuce and black olives over the top. Next time I think I will add some black beans or find a way to layer in some refried beans. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2015
I got rave reviews on this when I made it for a Margarita Night party at my condo. I adjusted the recipe like others had suggested by adding cheddar cheese soup to the cream cheese. I also used a full jar of black bean and corn salsa and two cups of cheddar/jack cheese mix on the top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2014
This was just OK for us. Nothing terrible but nothing to write home about either. It is a quick and easy recipe but I didn't like the distinct layers - the cheese on the top was hard to 'dip'. All mixed up was much easier to eat although it didn't look great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2016
My family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
I made this for a New Year's Eve appetizer and it turned out great! I did add some chipotle peppers and cheddar cheese soup to my cream cheese and it went over great...was devoured?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2019
This is the same recipe my husband's grandmother makes for Christmas Eve every year! I made this for the first time myself last Saturday for a Football party and it was a hit! I even have it in the oven again as I type this review:) The only thing I do different is add my seasonings of Goya garlic and onion powder and a little black pepper while I brown the ground beef with a chopped onion and a tsp. of minced garlic. Absolutely delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2018
Delicious! The only thing I did differently was add extra cheese on top. I won't do it again. Too much cheese causes the chips break when trying to scoop. This was an excellent recipe! I never thought to add cream cheese on the bottom of the pan. It brought an excellent depth of flavor. Read More